ISDH providing vaccinations, testing locally


The Indiana State Department of Health will be providing COVID-19 vaccinations and testing in Jackson County for two days.

The Point, located at 311 Myers St., Seymour, will be hosting the testing and vaccination clinic from noon to 8 p.m. today and Saturday. No appointment is necessary.

Rapid antigen and PCR tests will be available. The two-dose Pfizer vaccine and single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be available.

Anyone 18 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine as well as anyone from ages 12 to 17 with parental consent. Only those who are 18 and older are eligible to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

There are no costs to get a COVID-19 test or vaccination.

The ISDH announced Thursday that 6,591 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 24 from Wednesday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 10.6%, a 0.6% increase from Wednesday’s 10%, according to the department’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The rate is determined by a seven-day moving average with a six-day lag to give time to receive comprehensive results. The current positivity rate for the county would be for Sept. 10 to 16.

After an update to the ISDH’s county metrics map Wednesday, Jackson County is classified as a level 2.5 county and an orange level threat.

One new death attributed to COVID-19 was reported in Jackson County on Thursday, increasing the county’s death toll to 86.

There have been 76,839 COVID tests administered to 23,348 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 299 from Wednesday’s total.

The latest results are as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. The coronavirus dashboard is updated at noon daily.

Also Thursday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 19,243 or 41.4% of 46,428 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 19,858 or 42.7% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 3,228,094 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 3,232,246 are fully vaccinated.

On Thursday, 3,659 additional Hoosiers across the state were diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at the ISDH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories.

This brings the total number of Hoosiers known to have had the novel coronavirus to 944,708 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 14,864 with 28 new deaths reported Thursday.

For the state, a total of 13,308,638 tests have been administered, an increase of 52,912 from Wednesday.

In Indiana, there have been 28,790 breakthrough cases or 0.903% of vaccinated Hoosiers. Of that number, 640 or 0.020% have led to hospitalization. A total of 183 breakthrough deaths or 0.006% of vaccinated Indiana residents have happened in the state.

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